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Hawks Defeat Oilers 4-1 and Clinch Presidents’ Trophy

Hawks Defeat Oilers 4-1 and Clinch Presidents’ Trophy

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -The Chicago Blackhawks put their game faces on toward the end of the opening period and dispatched the Edmonton Oilers 4-1. With the victory, Chicago clinched the Presidents’ Trophy for the best record in the league for the first time since 1991.This means the Hawks will have home ice throughout the [...]

Hawks Get Hit and Beaten in Vancouver

Hawks Get Hit and Beaten in Vancouver

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -On Monday night the Chicago Blackhawks were not engaged throughout the opening 40 minutes and the result wasn’t a surprise. Vancouver defeated the Blackhawks 3-1 and it could have been worse if not for Corey Crawford. The Hawks did respond with some energy and pride in the final frame but it [...]

Coyotes Edge Hawks 3-2 in Shootout

Coyotes Edge Hawks 3-2 in Shootout

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -The Chicago Blackhawks played a desperate Phoenix club and a sporadic effort wasn’t enough as their seven game win streak came to an end. On Saturday night, the Coyotes edged the Hawks 3-2 in a shootout in front of 22,272, the largest crowd of the season. The Blackhawks are a better [...]

Hawks Roll + Is 6 Outdoor Games Too Many?

Hawks Roll + Is 6 Outdoor Games Too Many?

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) – The Blackhawks chalked up their seventh consecutive win with a 5-4 overtime victory versus Nashville. With the win the Hawks swept the season series against the Predators. Nashville is a banged up group who has now dropped eight games in a row. Corey Crawford wasn’t at his best and the [...]

Blackhawks Continue to Roll and Down Dallas 5-2

Blackhawks Continue to Roll and Down Dallas 5-2

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) – The Chicago Blackhawks captured two points with a 5-2 win over Dallas Monday night and increased their point total to 70, an NHL high. It was the Hawks sixth consecutive victory as Dallas lost for the first time in six games. The Hawks let the Stars back in the contest [...]

Blackhawks Defeat Big, Bad Blues 2-0

Blackhawks Defeat Big, Bad Blues 2-0

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) – Corey Crawford pitched a shutout and his teammates were dialed in to a winning effort as the Chicago Blackhawks defeated St. Louis 2-0. The big, bad Blues came out and played as physical as possible in the opening period. The hit total was heavily slanted toward St. Louis but they [...]

Hawks Clinch Central and Sweep Red Wings

Hawks Clinch Central and Sweep Red Wings

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) – With eight games remaining in the regular season, the Blackhawks have clinched the Central Division crown with a 3-2 shootout victory over Detroit. Friday’s game was unusual for the Hawks as they played like a team that didn’t care enough about winning over the opening 40 minutes of play. Fortunately [...]

Another Emery Shutout-Goalie Controversy?

Another Emery Shutout-Goalie Controversy?

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -Ray Emery picked up his third shutout in his last five games and the Blackhawks recorded their 30th win by defeating Minnesota 1-0.This was a very efficient effort by the Hawks but they had a few missteps early in the third period. Emery wasn’t tested often but he was solid and [...]

Hawks Clinch Playoff Spot – Now Aim at Presidents’ Trophy

Hawks Clinch Playoff Spot – Now Aim at Presidents’ Trophy

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -After defeating Nashville 5-3 at the United Center on Sunday the Blackhawks became the first team this year to clinch a playoff spot.The Predators are now in serious jeopardy of missing the postseason, as they managed only one point during the last three contests versus Chicago. The Blackhawks came away sweeping [...]

Hawks Blank Preds and My Rule Changes

Hawks Blank Preds and My Rule Changes

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -On Saturday afternoon the Blackhawks played exactly how they must to beat the Nashville Predators as Ray Emery recorded a 1-0 shutout. For the vast majority of the contest the Hawks utilized tight checking to control the puck and prevented the Predators from mounting many scoring threats.Nashville’s playoff hopes for this [...]

Outplayed Again in 3rd Hawks Fall- Coach Q. Likes Effort??

Outplayed Again in 3rd Hawks Fall- Coach Q. Likes Effort??

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -There are 12 games to go in the regular season and the biggest obstacle the Chicago Blackhawks will face is themselves.The St. Louis Blues came into Thursday night’s contest as a playoff bubble team and skated away with two hard fought points. The Hawks are one of the best teams in [...]

Crawford Slips-Bowman Could be Done Dealing

Crawford Slips-Bowman Could be Done Dealing

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -On Monday night it appeared the Chicago Blackhawks had a comfortable two goal cushion as the Nashville Predators couldn’t sustain any pressure. Nashville was completely dominated in the second period as the Hawks were in complete control.The outcome appeared certain and the Blackhawk players must have thought the same. The Predators [...]

Hawks Stomp on Detroit and the Difficult Trade Scene

Hawks Stomp on Detroit and the Difficult Trade Scene

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -It was awhile ago, but not so long ago when the Detroit Red Wings were the team the Chicago Blackhawks wanted to emulate. Well for the last few years the student has become the teacher as was the case on Sunday.The Hawks jumped on the Wings and raced out to an [...]

Are Hawks Showing Cracks in Their Armor?

Are Hawks Showing Cracks in Their Armor?

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -Ray Emery suffered his first loss of the season as the Chicago Blackhawks fell to Anaheim 2-1. To add insult to injury the Hawks have now lost three in a row to the Ducks. In the last two contests goals came late in the final period to cost the Hawks. In [...]

Emery’s 1st Shutout in Chicago….and Iginla??

Emery’s 1st Shutout in Chicago….and Iginla??

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -Ray Emery picked up his first shutout as a Chicago Blackhawk and his first whitewash in over three years with a 2-0 victory over Calgary. In his last start versus the Flames, Emery had a tremendous effort stopping 45 of 47 shots. On Tuesday night Emery was sharp but wasn’t heavily [...]

Hawks Play Sloppiest Home Game This Year

Hawks Play Sloppiest Home Game This Year

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -In front of 21,850 the Chicago Blackhawks played their sloppiest game of the season on home ice and dropped a 5-4 decision to Los Angeles.It wasn’t as if the Kings played an air tight contest but they didn’t need one. LA was shutout the previous two games but they looked a [...]

Hawks Give One Away Late and Lose to Ducks 4-2

Hawks Give One Away Late and Lose to Ducks 4-2

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -The Chicago Blackhawks were less than six minutes away from declaring bragging rights on Wednesday night. In the NHL a lot can happen in six minutes as a 2-1 Chicago lead turned into a 4-2 victory for Anaheim. The Ducks were the better team when it counted the most and handed [...]

Hawks Take Care of Business…Perry’s New Deal-Kane-Toews-Hossa

Hawks Take Care of Business…Perry’s New Deal-Kane-Toews-Hossa

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) – The Chicago Blackhawks took care of business with a 5-2 victory in Colorado and got some payback toward the team which stopped their record point streak at 24 games. Jonathan Toews played like a man possessed and it was apparent his strong willed effort would spill over to his entire [...]

Blackhawks Run a Clinic and Rollover Dallas Stars

Blackhawks Run a Clinic and Rollover Dallas Stars

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -Officially the Chicago Blackhawks played a game versus the Dallas Stars on Saturday night but it looked more like a hockey clinic. Chicago rolled over Dallas 8-1, and the score gave a perfect depiction of how well the Hawks played.Led by two goals from Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa the Blackhawks [...]

Blackhawks Top Performers Help Take Down Columbus

Blackhawks Top Performers Help Take Down Columbus

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) – The Columbus Blue Jackets put up another valiant effort while facing the Chicago Blackhawks but once again fell short losing in a shootout 2-1. The Blackhawks were not in top gear throughout much of the opening 40 minutes. Maybe that had something to do with Columbus doing a nice job [...]